Research on the Reform of Higher Engineering Education from the Perspective of Smart Service Management—Based on the Program Comparison Between USA’s MIT and China’s Tianjin University

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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1211)


The new round of industrial revolution, marked by highly digitalized, networked and self-organized production, has brought great challenges to engineering education. Higher engineering education of the future will be student- centered, digital platform-based, can provide students personalized education services. Many countries and regions in the world, including China and the United States, have started a new round of engineering education reform. This paper tries to make a systematic reform plan comparison between USA’S MIT and China’s Tianjin university. Furthermore, from the perspective of “education as a service”, this article shares the elaboration and suggestions on the training mode of future engineering talents, curriculum design, teacher’s role and students’ learning ability.


Project thread Curricular unit Smart service 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Mechanical EngineeringTongji UniversityShanghaiChina

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